According to Jacob Wieselman of the Insider, who tweeted from the SYTYCD final tonight, “Jennifer Lopez is NOT officially signed on for #Idol season 11 according to Nigel Lythgoe. “The contract has not been signed, ” he tells me.”
Nigel announced on the Ryan Seacrest radio show on Wednesday that all three judges, including Jennifer Lopez, would be returning to American Idol.
Deadline reported earlier today that Jennifer’s deal is still being finalized. I hope Nigel didn’t jump the gun on announcing Jennifer’s comeback, because if there’s a snag that turns into a showstopper…things could get embarrassing.
Reportedly, the issues that were left to iron out had to do with scheduling, which shouldn’t be a big deal, right? In any case, don’t wait around your computer tomorrow for that press release (as I’m sure you were all planning! Heh). We probably won’t get the official word until next week now, I suspect.